MS Dhoni has been the backbone of Indian cricket team for over a decade, his contributions with the bat and behind the stumps are as good as his skills as a leader.
Former India captain has made life difficult for the batsmen from all over the world with his street-smart skills and his calmness in the middle even in the crucial stages of in a crucial game. Let’s take a look at the times when MS Dhoni made us his fan by his glovework.
The Ranchi-born lad didn’t have the traditional technique of a wicketkeeper, but with his unorthodox approach, he has achieved great heights at the international level.
Dhoni decided to hang his boots from the five-day format but he is still going strong in the limited-overs formats, and even after leaving the captaincy he is nurturing Virat Kohli as a leader.
Be it his batting or wicket-keeping; the untraditional Mahi-way is what keeps the crowd cheering for their talismanic player.
MS Dhoni has won everything in his career what the ICC has to offer; he is the only India captain who have won the 50-over as well as 20-over cricket world cup and a Champions Trophy to go with these.
He became the first ever India captain to beat Australia in Australia in a Tri-series when he leads Indian team to a victory over the Australian team.
Dhoni has done incredible stuff not only at the international level but in franchise cricket as well his uncharacteristic approach has left everyone in utter surprise.
Let’s take a look back at the five most memorable things MS Dhoni has done behind the stumps:
Four Instances When MS Dhoni Won The World With His Wicketkeeping Skills
1: India vs. Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, Paytm Trophy
MS Dhoni showed his lightning-fast speed when he stumped Tillakaratne Dilshan off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling.
- India vs. Australia, 3rd ODI, 5 Match ODI Series
India had a difficult time in Australia in the ODI series back in 2016. But in the third ODI, MS Dhoni showed his street-smart cricketing skills and removed George Bailey in a blink of an eye of Ravindra Jadeja.
3 India vs. Bangladesh
In a T-20 World Cup clash against neighbours, Bangladesh, India’s wicketkeeper took advantage when Sabbir Rehman lost his balance, as Dhoni quickly stumped him.
4 New Zealand vs. India
This was probably Dhoni’s best glovework behind the stumps, as Jacob Oram missed a ball and Indian captain quickly caught the ball in front of the stumps and ran the all-rounder out.